The Latest Edition of E-News - Black Church Symposium, Disciple Bible Outreach, Wesley Heritage Tour

August 20, 2019

E-News - August 20

E-News is a bi-weekly newsletter sent out by the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. It contains important news, stories, and events from around our conference. Submit articles for the next e-news. Submit events.


Black Church Clergy and Laity Symposium
Saturday, August 24, 2019
This time together will provide an opportunity to not only celebrate giftedness of the black church but to understand its relevance.

Messy Church Training in October
Is your church looking for ways to connect with families with children in your community? Messy Church is a type of fresh expression that is having a huge impact in the UK, Canada, and Australia.
Convocation and Pastors' School Survey
In an effort to serve you better, Duke Divinity School is seeking feedback about areas of need within your ministries and your reflections on Convocation and Pastor's School. Would you be willing to take this brief seven-question survey? 
Disciple Bible Outreach Sunday
Support Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries Sunday - August 25, 2019. A special offering will be received in the churches of the WNCC and NCC to support DBOM's prison ministry.
Wesley Heritage with Bishop Paul Leeland
Want to Learn More About All Things Wesley? Join the Western North Carolina Conference in June 2020 on a trip exploring Methodist history. One important aspect of being United Methodist is our connection to the historical roots of our Church.


Retiring Well 2019 - September 23-24th - Sign up now!
Now is the time to plan for retirement! September 23-24, 2019 There are many aspects of retirement that require planning at different stages of a clergyperson’s ministry. This two-day seminar provides vital information regarding the needs of clergy ...
Three Preaching Cohorts this fall
The WNC Leadership Development Team is offering three preaching cohorts this fall, led by WNC clergy: Ashley Crowder Stanley, Michael Brown, and Jan Brittain.  They will each start in September and run into the spring.
Renfro Trust Grants
The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2019. Completed applications should be returned to Caroline Wood in the office of Connectional Ministries.


Mentoring Pew Sitters into Servant Leaders
It can be discouraging finding a church of pew-sitters when we need servant leaders. Too often persons are content to sit and absorb rather than to rise up and serve. Both our human nature and our consumer culture resist sacrifice, commitment, and service. There must be a different and a better way to inspire, enlist and retain active and ample ministry volunteers from what is often the congregational scarcity status quo. There is a better way. The way involves a relational and vocational approach through a mentoring ministry. You are invited to participate in this workshop and engage in a dialog that seeks this better way.

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